Analysis of Ulterior Motives



Believe what people do,
not what people say.
Ulterior motives come in vast array.
Flatter the pastry chef,
get another cake.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the fake.
Assure the purchaser,
make another sale.
Ulterior motives are hidden in detail.
Hoodwink the devotee,
count another fan.
Ulterior motives are hidden by the plan.
Promise the paramour,
have another fling.
Ulterior motives are hidden on-the-string.
Believe what people do
for pleasure and gain.
Ulterior motives are in the campaign.


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Poetic Form
Metre 011101 11101 01001010101 100101 10101 010010110101 010100 10101 010010110001 1001 10101 010010110101 1001 10101 010010110101 011101 11001 01001010001
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 479
Words 78
Sentences 13
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 18
Lines Amount 18
Letters per line (avg) 22
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 400
Words per stanza (avg) 78
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

Modified on March 27, 2023

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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